The live-action remake of the anime Ghost in the Shell hits theaters in March, and a new teaser has been released. It’s the latest in a series of short ‘glitch’ promos, this time featuring star Scarlett Johansson, who plays cyborg cop The Major. Check it out below:
Ghost in the Shell is directed by directed by Rupert Sanders, who previously helmed the fantasy hit Snow White and the Huntsman. It also stars Game of Thrones‘ Pilou Asbæk, Takeshi Kitano, Juliette Binoche, and Michael Pitt, and is released on March 31, 2017. A full trailer was released in November–check it out here.
In a recent interview with Collider, Johansson spoke about the challenges of starring in the remake of a such a popular anime franchise. “I think when you have a character that’s so beloved, people have a lot of opinions,” she said. “I try to kind of clean the slate and really follow my instincts with the character and hope that I give the character as much integrity as people expect.
“Bringing these pages to life is a kind of challenge. Because you can’t rip it off the page, it’s totally different. You’re playing it as a–it’s not really a person, but it’s a human brain, it’s someone who’s having this life experience. Which is very different from just ripping stuff off from the manga.”
In related news, it was announced this week that the original Ghost in the Shell will be returning to theaters next month. The classic 1995 anime movie will come to 110 theaters throughout the US–the Japanese version with English subtitles will play on February 7, while the English dub will be available on February 8. Tickets are currently on sale through Funimation’s website.